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Our Team

Michael C. Woloz

Michael Woloz is a Partner and chief strategist at CMW where since 2000 he has led successful lobbying and public relations campaigns for a wide range of corporate and non profit clients, specializing in navigating the governmental and media waters for highly regulated industries.

Martin J. McLaughlin

Martin J. McLaughlin, Founding Partner of CMW, held a distinguished career as an award winning print journalist before holding key positions in government and politics and ultimately becoming one of New York City’s pioneering government and media relations specialists.

Kathleen B. Cudahy

Kathleen Cudahy has over 25 years of government and legal experience specializing in complex housing and development issues including rent regulation, tax incentives and housing law.

Jeffrey Rodus

Jeff Rodus, Senior Vice President, has more than 20 years of experience in municipal finance, budgeting and intergovernmental relations in New York City government. Jeff is responsible for high-level interactions with elected officials, agency personnel and internal and external governmental stakeholders.

Danna M. DeBlasio

Danna M. DeBlasio, Vice President, is a seasoned professional with a proven track record of delivering for her clients, guiding them through the intricate workings of New York City and New York State government. For the last eight years, she worked for a prominent New York government relations firm, most recently running its New York City office.

Melissa Barosy

Melissa Barosy, Director of Public Relations, has worked at the Office of Communications for Washington D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser and at various public relations offices in New York and Boston.

Matthew Walsh

Matthew Walsh, Government Relations Specialist, has worked for elected officials and city agencies throughout New York City.

Connelly McLaughlin & Woloz (CMW)

Connelly McLaughlin & Woloz (CMW) is a full service public affairs and consulting firm specializing in strategy, lobbying, coalition-building, community organizing and public relations. For more than three decades, we have played a significant role in shaping legislation, initiatives and public opinion throughout multiple city and state administrations, legislative bodies and in the media.

CMW is often the force behind some of New York’s highest profile projects representing a vast array of clients in virtually every type of business.

CMW is fortunate to have received some of our industry’s leading awards and accolades.  City and State magazine, a leading publication covering the public affairs industry in New York, called CMW a “go-to public affairs firm” in its 2015 “Power 100” issue and featured CMW professionals as “40 Under 40 Rising Stars” in 2009, 2013 and 2014. The New York Times calls us “influential.” Crain’s New York Business listed us among “City Hall’s in-crowd of lobbyists” in 2014. The Wall Street Journal, New York Daily News, New York Post, Bloomberg News, NY1 News, Fox 5 News, WABC, WNBC, WCBS, Associated Press and dozens of other media outlets across the country consistently turn to CMW’s professionals for insight and expert opinion.